Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has done it again! Their new Nexus 7 16 GB tablet computer has already sold out. They’ve already stopped taking orders from the Google Play website. One unnamed source explained to The Guardian (where the report first originated), that Google didn’t expect to sell as many of the 16GB versions as they did. Right now, future buyers can sign up for updates to find out when the Nexus 7 is available for purchase again on the Google Play website.
It’s wonderful that Google is finding real success with their Nexus 7. I must admit this is somewhat surprising, considering that everyone thought Google’s attempt at their first Google tablet would be nothing short of a failure. But if there were any indication that Nexus 7 is here to stay, this would be it. Perhaps cost is more of an important factor than we thought.
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So what makes the Nexus 7 tablet so appealing? For one thing, it’s light and easy to carry around. Another key is the fact that this device was virtually made for Google Play, an online store that sells movies, music, tv shows, ebooks, games, and Android applications. This device makes it easy to download all the good stuff directly on your tablet for entertainment on the go. And since it already comes with all the Google apps you already use like Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and Google+, you don’t have to download a bunch of apps when you first take it out of the box. It also features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software.
While the Nexus 7 is certainly no Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad, it certainly can hold it’s own as a budget-friendly competitor for people who want a tablet, but don’t want to pay the premium price. It seems like Google may be on to something good.
As tablet computers are becoming more commonplace, and are slowly starting to show signs of replacing personal computers, more people are opting to take the plunge. Although a large portion of tablet buyers purchase the Apple iPad, many others are looking for another kind of tablet that fits their needs. It’s a good thing that we’ve got more options out there. In some scenarios, people may need several different tablets in their everyday life. Maybe they need an iPad for work and a Nexus 7 tablet for their entertainment needs. Each tablet has it’s advantages and disadvantages, there really is no one-size-fits-all approach for each tablet.